Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland

Public Events and Workshops

Debris shelter building in Hamsterley Forest You can choose from a wide range of activities for a wide range of different people from bushcrafts for families to survival skills days for the hardened outdoor type; from night walks to track down nightjars to forest wildlife safaris.

We run our own courses and public events programme at Harehope near Frosterley in Weardale as well as running events for the Forestry Commission at Hamsterley Forest and at Kielder Castle and for Northumbrian Water at Kielder Waterside.

Click on a location link below to explore the events there this year.

Booking is essential. Don't forget you can also book any of our activities for a date and time that suits you.

Gift Vouchers

The ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher open for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.

Frosterley, Weardale

Hamsterley Forest
Forestry Commission

Kielder Castle
Forestry Commission

Kielder Waterside
Northumbrian Water

Foraging for wild mushrooms event

Camp fire cooking on the beach in Harehope Quarry
Family bushcrafts at Hamsterley Forest
Red squirrels at KielderFamily activities in the forest at KielderDiscover wildlife in weardale